At the close of 2007, I set some lofty goals (lofty for me) and I was bound and determined to accomplish them. One goal was to complete a piece of Fiber Art each month. Another was to submit some of those pieces for entry. Both goals left me weak in the knees as I'm not much for competition. I'm not sure if the dreaded "crud" was my body's response to the challenge or not, but it has been with me for more than 3 weeks now, and I am more than tired of it.
Anyway, January is behind us all, and I am turning over a new leaf in February! I begged and pleaded with our kitchen contractor to give me a brief reprive, and so the massive kitchen destruction will begin next Wednesday, February 6th, at 8:00 AM sharp! Phew: I needed a weekend in the city to recover!
C, Barker, and I looked at kitchen countertops this afternoon. What'll it be: Silestone or Granite? C is voting for Silestone, and I was too, but after looking at the lovely, earthy granite samples, I'm wavering? Any opinions out there???? You know I'd love to hear them, so speak up!
My blogger buddy Karen told me she thought my sewing room/studio was much too tidy in the pics that I posted the other day, so I am now showing you the very worst part of my studio:
OK, cut me some slack: I've been sick forever and I've been hard at work on Preserve and Protect through it all!
Speaking of Preserve and Protect, here is the final version, hot off the press just this morning:
The drought in the southeast is an all-consuming topic here in Gainesville, Georgia. We are truly the home of Lake Lanier, which is about 20 feet below full pool at the present time. So, I have dedicated my ecology-minded quilt to lovely Lake Lanier foremost, but also to the constant cutting down of trees in this part of the country, and the ever-present litter. For the life of me, I don't understand how folks don't see the effects of their actions on the generations to follow.
Here are a couple of closeups of Preserve and Protect:
I couched yards and yards of a wonderful rayon/cotton blend fiber onto the Warm and Natural batting that I had hand painted. I enjoy this tedious kind of "work": lots of time to think, and it is always a challenge to get the settings on my machine "just right" and stay on task. (My iPod battery has died, so I am now watching/listening to HGTV or CNN while I sew.) Here I am couching away:
And here's the ball of fiber,rolled up in a little freezer bag and hanging from my knee lifter: